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Brain Training App that Really Work
by On October 21, 2016

In this digital age, technology can be used for just about everything. One of those things is training your brain. Brain training is meant to boost mental muscle and improve memory and concentration, among other things. Brain training has risen in popularity, with some mixed results. While some people saw no improvements, others saw a significant change in cognition. A 2015 study of online brain training in people over the age of 50 saw a significant cognitive benefit. There may even be a benefit in video games. Playing any kind of video game has proven to have cognitive benefit.

The question is whether you should begin training your brain. There are many benefits of brain training. Even a placebo effect has shown positive results. People in a study who were told they were participating in a brain training study performed better on intelligence tests. Brain games have shown to help cognitive function in individuals with schizophrenia. There are really no downfalls of brain games. Either your brain gets a little exercise or you improve your memory and concentration. So really you have nothing to lose. Like regular exercise, brain training is something you have to stick to for results. Here are some apps great for brain training.


Elevate has become a popular brain training app. The app uses real-world tasks in their training. The app has 35, fun games that are meant to train your brain. Elevate is an app with a more practical approach. Their real world approach might have a better effect on the brain, as these are the tasks we perform daily.

Peter Zogas, the Director of Educational Content for Elevate states their games target specific problems that people may have. It focuses on problems such as calculating how much to leave for a tip or simply sending an important email. They lock in on one specific task, offering solutions and instructions on task performance improvement. The app focuses on subjects like reading, writing, and math. It also targets speaking and listening. You have the choice to personalize the app to the areas you find you need the most help in.


If you are more of a game person, Peak is a perfect app for you. With this app, you don’t feel like you’re training your brain. This app is geared more towards training memory, attention, problem solving, mental agility, language, coordination, creativity, and emotion control With Advanced Training Programs that focus on training specific skills. Peak develops games with Cambridge and Yale. It has 40 different games for you to play. A popular feature on Peak is the Coach feature. With this feature, you get personal coaching during your training. A coach helps you by giving you tips on improvement. It evaluates your progress and shows your ways to improve, or gives you games that fit in your time Schedule.


Lumosity is perhaps the most well-known brain training app. It is the oldest of these apps. Lumosity has over 50 games and has been around for about 9 years. They work with scientists from over 40 universities and has more than 50 in progress studies to further research the effects of brain training. Lumosity lets you play a couple of games a day and gives you a daily, weekly, and monthly performance report.

Lumosity focuses on speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem solving. It gives you an index score of your games and helps you improve your weak areas in each category. When you sign up for Lumosity, you are given a simple test to see where your cognitive need improvements. It then create a training schedule to help you with those improvements. Lumosity also lets you compare your cognitive results with other people in your age bracket.

Training your brain doesn’t have to include difficult tests, or impossible tasks. These simple and fun apps develop your brain while letting you also have fun. With the exception of Lumosity, which can be also found on the web, these apps are available in the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store. Happy training!

Change Your Attitude for the Better
by On October 15, 2016

John N. Mitchell said it best when he said that, “Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” He couldn’t have been more correct. We’ve all heard about the power of our attitude and the effect it has on how much we succeed in life.

If you look around you, you will see that people who have a positive attitude enjoy life more and are generally happier and more successful than people who walk around grumpy and pessimistic. Our attitude is the driving force in our lives—it can either push us to do great things or pull us down to our demise.

While it’s true that humans are born with certain tendencies or orientations, our personalities and attitudes are later developed through our relationships and experiences. Our attitudes begin to develop in childhood and continue to constantly evolve and change over the years through day-to-day interactions and experiences.

All the things that you have been through, all the people you have met and interacted with can all have an impact on your attitude. If you think that all these factors have molded you into a person with a poor attitude towards life, there is no need to worry as there is always an opportunity for change. Let me share with you how I did it.


The first step towards change is clearly understanding what needs to be changed. Setting clear goals is the key to success in any endeavor. When it comes to changing your attitude, you need to do an honest and in-depth self-evaluation so you could point out exactly which of your traits need to be improved or completely changed.


We all need to know that what we’re trying to accomplish can, in fact, be achieved; that we can be more optimistic, more social or more patient. Find someone who has the kind of attitude that you want to have, and let his or her life give you inspiration and encouragement to move beyond your temporary failures in your journey towards becoming a better person.


To be able to hurtle through all the difficulties that lie ahead of you in your journey towards self-betterment, you need to figure out exactly what this supposed change could bring to your life. Will changing your attitude mean a happier family or social life? Will a change in your attitude mean a more successful career or business? Fix your mind on the things that would come as a result of your attitude change and you will have a greater chance of reaching your goal.


As they say, “Bad company corrupts good character.” You don’t expect yourself to be able to change if you go on surrounding yourself with people who possess all the negative traits that you want to change. Consider befriending new people, especially those who are optimistic and have a healthy attitude towards life. You will see that your effort to change will be easier with these kinds of people as friends.


Often, the greatest obstacle between us and our goals is ourselves or our inability to trust in what we are able to do. If you don’t believe in yourself or believe that you or your life can change, it just won’t happen—you will either never start, or give up quickly so you won’t have even given yourself the opportunity to succeed.
It cannot be denied that a positive attitude is very important for living a successful and satisfying life, so it is only right to strive to have a positive attitude. I have struggled with reforming my negative attitude as well, but over the years, through persistence and self-evaluation, I have managed to change for the better. You can too!

7 Tricks to Improve Your Memory
by Roger On October 6, 2016

It was once believed that our brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during our golden years. Now it’s said that our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and much more can actually hinder the function of your brain. The flip side is also true in that a healthy lifestyle can support your brain health and even encourage your brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neurogenesis. Your brain’s hippocampus, i.e. the memory center, is especially able to grow new cells and it’s now known that your hippocampus regenerates throughout your entire lifetime (even into your 90s), provided you give it the tools to do so.

These “tools” are primarily lifestyle-based, which is wonderful news. You don’t need an expensive prescription medication or any medical procedure to boost your brain and your memory. Simply try out the following tricks to improve your memory.


The foods you eat – and don’t eat – play a crucial role in your memory. Fresh vegetables are essential, as are healthy fats and avoiding sugar and grain carbohydrates. You can find detailed information about nine foods for brain power here.

For instance, curry, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and walnuts contain antioxidants and other compounds that protect your brain health and may even stimulate the production of new brain cells. Increasing your animal-based omega-3 fat intake and reducing consumption of damaged omega-6 fats (think processed vegetable oils) in order to balance your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, is also important. I prefer krill oil to fish oil, as krill oil also contains astaxanthin, which not only protects the omega-3 fats from oxidation but also appears to be particularly beneficial for brain health.

Another healthful fat for brain function is coconut oil. According to research by Dr. Mary Newport, just over two tablespoons of coconut oil (about 35 ml or 7 level teaspoons) would supply you with the equivalent of 20 grams of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which is indicated as either a preventative measure against degenerative neurological diseases, or as a treatment for an already established case.


Exercise encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by stimulating nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections and protecting them from damage.

During exercise, nerve cells release proteins known as neurotrophic factors. One in particular, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), triggers numerous other chemicals that promote neural health, and directly benefits cognitive functions, including learning.

A 2010 study on primates published in Neuroscience revealed that regular exercise not only improved blood flow to the brain but also helped the monkeys learn new tasks twice as quickly as non-exercising monkeys. This is a benefit researchers believe would hold true for people as well. In a separate one-year-long study, individuals who engaged in exercise were actually growing and expanding the brain’s memory center one to two percent per year, where typically that center would have continued to decline in size.

To get the most out of your workouts, I would recommend a comprehensive program that includes high-intensity interval exercise, strength training, stretching, and core work, along with regular intermittent movement.


Used for decades to describe the parallel processing abilities of computers, multitasking is now shorthand for the human attempt to simultaneously do as many things as possible, as quickly as possible. Ultimately, multitasking may actually slow you down and make you prone to errors as well as make you forgetful.

Research shows you need about eight seconds to commit a piece of information to your memory, so if you’re talking on your phone and carrying in groceries and decide to put down your car keys, you’re most likely to forget where you left them. The opposite of multitasking would be mindfulness, which helps you achieve undistracted focus. Students who took a mindfulness class improved reading comprehension test scores and working memory capacity, as well as experienced fewer distracting thoughts.

If you find yourself trying to complete five tasks at once, stop yourself and focus on just one task. If distracting thoughts enter your head, remind yourself that these are only “projections,” not reality, and allow them to pass by without stressing you out. You can then end your day with a 10- or 15-minute meditation session to help stop your mind from wandering and relax into a restful sleep


If you don’t sufficiently challenge your brain with new, surprising information, it eventually begins to deteriorate. What research into brain plasticity shows us, however, is that by providing your brain with appropriate stimulus, you can counteract this degeneration. One way to challenge your brain is via ‘brain games,’ which you can play online via Web sites like Dr. Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus at the University of California, who I interviewed two years ago, has pioneered research in brain plasticity (also called neuroplasticity) for more than 30 years. He has also developed a computer-based brain-training program that can help you sharpen a range of skills, from reading and comprehension to improved memorization and more.

The program is called Brain HQ and the website has many different exercises designed to improve brain function and it also allows you to track and monitor your progress over time. While there are many similar sites on the Web, Brain HQ is one of the oldest and most widely used.

If you decide to try brain games, ideally it would be wise to invest at least 20 minutes a day, but no more than five to seven minutes is to be spent on a specific task. When you spend longer amounts of time on a task, the benefits weaken. According to Dr. Merzenich, the primary benefits occur in the first five or six minutes of the task. The only downside to brain games is that they may become just another “task” you need to fit into an already busy day. However, if you don’t enjoy brain games, you can also try learning a new skill or hobby (see below).


Engaging in “purposeful and meaningful activities” stimulates your neurological system, counters the effects of stress-related diseases, reduces the risk of dementia and enhances health and well-being. A key factor necessary for improving your brain function or reversing functional decline is the seriousness of purpose with which you engage in a task. In other words, the task must be important to you, or somehow meaningful or interesting — it must hold your attention.

For instance, one study revealed that craft activities such as quilting and knitting were associated with decreased odds of having mild cognitive impairment. Another study, published earlier this year, found that taking part in “cognitively demanding” activities like learning to quilt or take digital photography enhanced memory function in older adults. The key is to find an activity that is mentally stimulating for you. Ideally this should be something that requires your undivided attention and gives you great satisfaction. It should be an activity that you look forward to doing, such as playing a musical instrument, gardening, building model ships, crafting or many others.


Mnemonic devices are memory tools to help you remember words, information or concepts. They help you to organize information into an easier-to-remember format. Try:

  • Acronyms (such as PUG for “pick up grapes”)
  • Visualizations (such as imagining a tooth to remember your dentist’s appointment)
  • Rhymes (if you need to remember a name, for instance, think “Shirley’s hair is curly)
  • Chunking, which is breaking up information into smaller “chunks” (such as organizing numbers into the format of a phone number)


Research from Harvard indicates that people are 33 percent more likely to infer connections between distantly related ideas after sleeping, but few realize that their performance has actually improved. Sleep is also known to enhance your memory and help you “practice” and improve your performance of challenging skills. In fact, a single night of sleeping only four to six hours can impact your ability to think clearly the next day.

The process of brain growth, or neuroplasticity, is believed to underlie your brain’s capacity to control behavior, as well as learning and memory. Plasticity occurs when neurons are stimulated by events, or information, from the environment. However, sleep and sleep loss modify the expression of several genes and gene products that may be important for synaptic plasticity. Furthermore, certain forms of long-term potentiation, a neural process associated with the laying down of learning and memory, can be elicited in sleep, suggesting synaptic connections are strengthened while you slumber.

As you might suspect, this holds true for infants too, and research shows that naps can give a boost to a baby’s brainpower. Specifically, infants who slept in between learning and testing sessions had a better ability to recognize patterns in new information, which signals an important change in memory that plays an essential role in cognitive development. There’s reason to believe this holds true for adults, too, as even among adults, a mid-day nap was found to dramatically boost and restore brainpower. You can find 33 tips to help you get the shut-eye you need here.

Tips on Saving Time and Money While Traveling For Work
by Roger On October 1, 2016

Being a public speaker, life coach, author, business owner, and avid conference attendee, I’ve become quite acquainted with the road (or the air, depending on the mode of transportation). In my years of traveling for work, I’ve been able to figure out some great hacks on saving time and money while traveling. I’m going to share with you a couple tips I always use when booking hotels and flights, and hopefully, you’ll also be able to flip these for yourself and save a load of cash in doing so.


With sites like Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, and Orbitz it’s relatively easy to compare prices on upcoming flights and available hotel rooms. However, don’t always settle for this option. I’ve found that this is a good resolve if I need something quick and easy. If you’re allowing yourself some real time to plan your travels, I always suggest finding your favorite hotel chain and airline and sticking with them as often as possible. This allows you to open up a rewards account with them and earn yourself free hotel rooms and frequent flyer miles. On top of these, you’ll also gain advantage of other perks such as wifi access, VIP lounges and priority check-in and boarding.


I’m a fan of hotels for a lot of reasons. The convenience, the reward cards, the vending machines…but sometimes you need to travel for an extended amount of time and staying in a hotel just isn’t going to cut it. You need to be able to think, and relax, and feel like you’re at home. This is where other services like Airbnb come into play. In most cities, you’ll be able to find lodging with all the amenities of home at a fraction of the price that you would pay if you were staying in a hotel chain. Plus, in my experience, the homeowners leave you with free drinks and snacks, instead of charging you a price at 400% cost like some hotel chains.


Entrepreneurs, directors, board members and anybody with any sort of stature behind their job title seem to have this overall sense of hatred for even the word “coupon”. I’m here to tell you, you’ll save your ass more times than not by taking a few minutes to check some popular coupon sites like RetailMeNot for deals on hotels, car rentals, restaurants, and other services required when traveling. Don’t be too proud. Saving yourself $50 on a car rental for the week starts to add up when you travel as much as some of us.


I know a lot of us are used to traveling with cash instead of cards, but I suggest utilizing a credit card whenever available. Obviously, don’t put yourself into credit card debt for a Bloomin’ Onion every night, but using a card instead of cash allows you the opportunity to reap the benefits of their rewards points programs. If you’re traveling overseas for work, make sure you have a card that doesn’t have foreign transaction fees.


Chances are you don’t need that 3rd pair of shoes, or backup slacks, or 20 shirts. Fit everything you need into one piece of carry-on luggage and skip the baggage check AND baggage claim wait times. Not only will this get you to your gate quicker, and to your destination faster, it will also save you a grip of money every year on luggage fees. If you’re paying $25 per flight to check a bag, and you fly 20 times a year, you just saved yourself enough money to buy 2,500 Chicken McNuggets…or some VR Goggles. Check your airline’s website before leaving to ensure that you have carry-on luggage that meets their requirements in regards to dimensions.

Getting High Quality B2B Leads On LinkedIn
by Roger On September 22, 2016

Is your LinkedIn profile collecting digital dust? The platform is consistently ranked #1 in the arena of acquiring highly-targeted B2B leads, so it’s time to bust out the dustpan and start making some moves. I’m going to give you 4 amazing tips on utilizing LinkedIn to generate leads, then it’s up to you to take the action.

Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck. Yours Shouldn’t.

I’d wager that you’ve put a lot of time and money into creating the brand for your company and getting a unique site that tells your story and demonstrates some of your personality. Your LinkedIn profile needs to contain the same elements. We’re limited to the ways we can be creative with our profiles, as we can’t add custom HTML to make things flashy, but we have opportunities at our fingertips to make our profiles stand out from the other 80 million in the network. Like a resume, you don’t want to go overboard in the creative department (depending on the industry you’re in), but you also don’t want to look like the generic template format. One way to accomplish this is adding an introduction video that automatically plays when people visit your profile. Utilize this feature to either give your visitor your elevator pitch, or by having one of your clients give a great testimony to your company.

Answer Questions In Linkedin Answers

Talk about an extremely useful but highly-ignored tool on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Answers is a section where people who want to ask questions about their industry go to get advice. And who’s going to come to rescue? You are. Because you’re an industry professional that provides value to the market. It is not uncommon to see professionals use this methodology to generate over $80,000 in new projects in the course of a year. Just by adding value to the market, you’re growing your books.

Create an Event on LinkedIn

Digital meet-and-greets are amazing and a lot of professionals are starting to solely to business online. However, nothing beats a good ol’ physical handshake. Combine digital and analog meetings and you’re going to create a monster network. Creating events on LinkedIn is one major move that, in my opinion, doesn’t get utilized often enough. Create a business networking event in your city and use Events application to promote it. Look into group owners in different industries that have a large following and consider having them partner with you and assist in promoting the event. Being the owner or host of these events gives you more leverage and opportunities to meet others than you would have by just simply attending the event. Make sure you’re shaking hands, exchanging cards, and telling them you’ll follow up with them on LinkedIn the following day. Take these tips on increasing your LinkedIn leads and start implementing them today. With 20 minutes a day every day for the next 2 weeks, you’ll see an exceptional spike in your inbound leads.

Improve Your Life With Food
by On September 2, 2016

Alright. I know that I just posted an article all about food last week, but it’s food. C’mon, I can’t get enough of it! In the spirit of all things edible, with big thanks to Mr. Benjamin P. Hardy over at Medium, here are 3 improvements to your diet that have the power to radically affect your life.

Consume 30g of Protein 30 Minutes after You Wake

According to the professor emeritus of nutrition over at the University of Illinois, Donald Layman; consuming at least 30 grams of protein after waking up is the best way to keep you fuller, longer. Tim Ferriss also recommends this same dietary tip in his book, The 4-Hour Body.

According to Tim, his father followed this advice and lost a whopping 19 pounds in one month!

Protein-rich foods keep you full longer than other foods because they stay in your stomach longer. They’re also able to keep your blood-sugar levels steady, which prevents hunger spikes.

So here’s what you can eat:

  • Two or three whole eggs
  • Turkey bacon
  • Organic pork bacon or sausage
  • Cottage cheese
  • A simple protein shake with water
  • Nuts and seeds

Consume a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil Once Per Day

Fact: Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Why?

  • It boosts good cholesterol while simultaneously blocking bad cholesterol buildup
  • It’s special fats promote burning of fat, more energy, and healthy weight
  • It fights aging and keeps you looking and feeling younger
  • It’s antibacterial
  • It improves memory — even for those suffering from Alzheimer’s
  • It’s a testosterone booster and helps to maintain healthy hormones

Finally, it’s a healthy alternative to caffeine, as it provides a shot of energy without side effects. Which brings us to our next point…

It’s Time to Give up Caffine

Our culture is absolutely saturated with the chemical, as we can find coffee and soda in almost any building we inhabit. For many, it’s hard to think of a life without caffeine. Actually. we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our highest functioning state — not to function better.

Michael Singer argues that your energy should come from within — from your why — in his book, The Untethered Soul. Science prevails again, and the studies show that intrinsic motivation trumps extrinsic motivation every day of the week.

To avoid withdrawal headaches — which are mostly placebo — replace your caffeine with something else (another placebo). After a few days without caffeine, you’ll develop confidence in your ability to function without it.

Go ahead. Give up caffeine and see what happens.

These 3 dietary changes have the power to radically affect your perception and your reality. You can learn more about diet changes, and so much more, in my book Train Your Brain For Success, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Feed Your Brain For Success
by On August 15, 2016

We’ve been taught for years that your mind and your brain are much like a muscle. The better you exercise and feed it, the stronger it gets and the longer it stays healthy. There’s an enormous body of research that now explains why and how this works. Here we’ll discuss 5 foods that have a positive impact on your brain health.


Salmon, mackerel, tuna, and other fish are rich in brain-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega- 3 fatty acids are important to your brain because they essentially insulate the electrical circuitry in your brain.


90% of Americans are not consuming the recommended amount of vitamin E, a vitamin that corresponds with less cognitive decline as we get older. Being so, doctors suggest implementing a higher amount of nuts and seeds into your diet, which contain high levels of the vitamin. Sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and nut butters such as peanut butter and almond butter are all awesome sources of vitamin E and should be added to your diet on a daily basis.


Avocados get a lot of flack simply because they’re high in calories and fat. However, they’re high in monounsaturated fat, which contributes to healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow equates to a healthy brain! Adding just 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 an avocado to one of your meals as a side dish should be enough for your brain to absorb the effects.


This fruit is so important for your brain, that many doctors have started calling them “Brainberries”. Researchers have done studies that show blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Similar studies have shown that aging rats that have been fed blueberries have significantly improved both their learning capacity and motor skills, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats.


“Beans, beans, good for your heart. The more you eat the..better your brain also feels?” Beans are great. They stabilize glucose levels. The brain is dependent on glucose for fuel. However, the brain is incapable of storing the glucose so it relies on the constant stream of energy that the beans provide. Most beans will get the job done, but doctors have especially suggested lentils and black beans.

There you have it. 5 foods that you can start adding to your diet today to start feeling the impact on your mental health. You can learn more about these, and so much more, in my book “Train Your Brain For Success”, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Average Sucks. Learn to be Great.
by On August 8, 2016

If I had to guess, I would say that you’re a dreamer. That you spend your days with your mind in the clouds imagining what it would be like if you had the kind of money needed to own yachts, private planes, and homes in multiple cities or even continents. You don’t want to be like most people, because you know you’re bigger and better than that. They’re average, and you’re above that. Most people are broke, unhealthy, and with too little time to actually enjoy their lives. They’re certainly not cruising around Croatia with a yacht full of expensive spirits and caviar. However, you have to be aware that your brain and your mind have a lot of unconscious patterns that hold you back. What kind of patterns? Well…


I know, say it ain’t so, right? Starting in elementary school, through a combination of education and our brain’s natural urge toward safety, we all developed a strong unconscious desire to be like everyone else around us. We want to fit in. We want to be average. We want to skate through life under the radar, performing just enough to get by but not enough to land ourselves on our own yachts. Average is safe, but how safe is average really?


Here’s a portrait of the average American:
Physically – 68 percent of Americans 20 and over are overweight. 34 percent are clinically obese. This average gets worse every year, year after year.
Relationships – Over half of marriages in the United States end in a divorce, a statistic that’s held for more than a quarter century.
Professionally – Somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of Americans actively dislike their jobs.
Financially – The average income in America hovers around $40,000, less than in the 1940s when adjusted for inflation. The average American saves less than $2,000 per year. Do the math: It means they can retire around age 96. Look around, and you’ll see that at least half of American households regularly struggle with “too much month at the end of money”.


Looking at those statistics now, do you still think you want to be just average? Or are you going to seize the moment, promise yourself that you will never turn into the person listed above, and start training your brain for success TODAY? In our book, Train Your Brain For Success, you are going to learn some fundamental principles…principles that have been proven over literally thousands of years to help individuals and organizations see consistent upward growth in every area. Professionally, Financially, Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually, and in all types of relationships. The greatest thing about success? IT’S SIMPLE. Not easy, but simple. Learn these fundamentals and apply them diligently, and you definitely will achieve the things you want.

Top 4 Ways to Train Your Brain For Success
by Roger On July 26, 2016

If an article like this attracted your attention, I’m sure you’re no stranger to the idea that your mind creates your life- in fact, it’s likely that you’ve heard sayings like “you become what you think about,” “what the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve,” “what you think about, you bring about” and countless others- and you probably believe them. Guess what? Me too! My clients and I have built super profitable businesses, successful careers, sizable fortunes and wonderful lives by harnessing the power of their thinking. Truly, the single greatest gift we’ve been given as humans is the ability to choose our thoughts, direct our actions and thereby harness the creative capacity of what’s happening between our ears.

But do you really know how to train your brain to make it work for you? Do you have the ability to consistently keep your focus clear, your thoughts positive and your energy level high? Or are you one of the masses who are constantly distracted, overwhelmed and exhausted? The good news is that if you’ll get a little better at these 5 things, you’ll automatically cause your brain get you better results.


Your brain is a lot like a GPS. It does a miraculous job of getting you where you want to go, but only if you give it an exact destination. One thing we know about your subconscious is that it thinks in pictures. In fact, all it knows to do is to see a picture and make you move toward it…if that picture is clear. So be specific in telling your brain what you want. A goal of “make more money” carries only a fraction of the power that “earn $100,000 or better” does. Your brain can’t see the first one, so it can’t harness its full power. Be clear in your intentions, be specific in your aims, and your brain will more automatically pull you forward faster.


Most people show up to work on Monday and either wonders what they should be doing or immediately start putting out fires. Then they do that all day every day until they collapse on Friday. They don’t run their week, their week runs them. Sound familiar? I promise, that’s a recipe for burnout and resentment. No fun. Do your brain a favor- take an hour or two over the weekend to reconnect with your goals and then create a plan for the week. My clients call this the two Hour Solution- there’s a whole chapter in my book about how to do it optimally. If you do ANY version of this however, it’s shocking. You’ll sleep better, you’ll immediately become 2-3x more productive, and you’ll actually find that you have more energy at the end of the day than at the beginning.


How do you spend the first 30-60 minutes of your day? For most, it’s jump (or drag yourself) out of bed after hitting the snooze alarm at least twice, and from there it’s a period of more stress, anxiety, rushing, and dread. It’s problematic because this period – the first 30 to 60 minutes you’re awake- sets the tone for your entire day. Psychologically, neurologically, and energetically, what happens in the first half hour of your morning will stick with you whether you like it or not. So make that time sacred. Try getting up 30 minutes earlier than normal- have a little quiet, a little bit of light exercise and maybe even a little reading. I know, what a concept, right? Take a little bit of time early in the day to only build positive energy – the effect of this is immediate and really enjoyable.


If a farmer plants corn in a field…what grows in that field? Thats right, corn….and weeds. In fact, if left unchecked the weeds will grow so aggressively as to choke out the corn. So that field needs the farmer to systematically, continuously work to keep the weeds out. Your brain is the same way – it needs you to be systematically investing time, energy and money in keeping it clear. The size and nature of that investment depends on your own situation, but your brain needs you to be systematic about caring for it. The farmer needs fertilizer, water and maybe some herbicide. Your brain needs books, audios, other positive people and maybe a coach.

These four tips are a great start for training your brain for success – you’ll find that they work quickly, they work long term, and they overflow to those around you. Try them out, and let me know the results!

Welcome to
by Roger On July 30, 2012

Hey good to have you here! Come back often, you’ll find all manner of goodness here. This post is going up July 30…the day before my first book Train Your Brain For Success is released! So in celebration here’s a link to where you can get the entire chapter summary!
Check it out here and have fun!

Enjoy it, and if you’d like to purchase the book just click this link.

And let me know what you think!